Today we are taking a look at GooseVPN. We heard some pretty nice things about this particular VPN provider and we are curious to check if it is really worth using this not so very popular and known name in the VPN industry. Continue reading our GooseVPN review and we will lead you through the main things you need to know about the provider!
About the company
Now one of the first things that you need to know is that the company itself is based in The Netherlands and that is pretty bad news for privacy-concerned internet users. The Netherlands is a part of the 9-14-Eyes Surveillance Alliance and it means that government institutions can easily monitor and ask your browsing data from the VPN provider.
We always recommend choosing a VPN provider which is based somewhere outside the 5/9/14 Eyes Jurisdiction, e.g. NordVPN is based in Panama, ExpressVPN and Surfshark are both based in The British Virgin Islands.
Although Dutch people are nice and friendly, we recommend thinking twice when choosing a Dutch-based VPN provider.
Features, servers & customer support
What we really liked about GooseVPN is that it is super easy to set-up and use.
We are used to the fact that VPN providers have a huge variety of servers. Unfortunately, GooseVPN is an exception and they offer only 26 available countries and 60 servers to choose from. Of course, that probably means that GooseVPN does not have many active users and they do not need a lot of servers (sadly, we did not find an exact number of total GooseVPN users).
The provider, of course, offers the opportunity to connect to the main and most wanted servers – US, UK, Australia, Canada, and some other major countries.
GooseVPN offers the standard encryption protocols such as AES256 and OpenVPN, but it does not have SSTP (Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol).
Unfortunately, the provider does not offer a “Kill Switch” feature. If you are not familiar with what a “Kill Switch” is, it is basically an advanced feature for your client app that automatically prevents you from accessing the internet in case your VPN connection cuts-off.
On the other hand, GooseVPN has some great features that we really liked. One of them is that the provider offers an unlimited amount of simultaneous connections. You can connect all of the devices you have at home (even a smart-fridge, if it has such feature 🙂 ) and pay only for one subscription.
GooseVPN offers a variety of available client apps for different operating systems. You can use the service on macOS, Windows, Android, iOs, Linux, Android TV, Chrome and routers. Of course, setting up a VPN on a router is a pretty technical and difficult process, but there is a clear guide on how to do it here.
Regarding the customer support, the provider offers three options: live chat, email, and FAQ. We tried contacting their customer support dept. Through live chat and email. The response through a live chat was great, it took around 20 seconds and we were connected with a real person. Later on, we also tried to contact them via email – it took 29 minutes to receive a response. Still nice! The FAQ guide is also decent and you can definitely find all the basic information there, including payment and account related info.
GooseVPN offers three available options if you consider trying out the product: 1 month, 1 year and 2-year plans. Previously, GooseVPN had a 50GB limit on the 1-month plan, however, it finally has unlimited bandwidth.
Their most value option is, of course, 2Y plan which costs £ 2.99/mo or £ 71.76 (around $ 3.89/mo or $ 93.34). Their 1-year plan is more expensive – you can get it for £ 59.88/Y ( $ 77.89/Y). One month plan is the most expensive one – you will have to pay £12.99 ($16.90/mo) if you are not willing to commit for a longer period
Overall, GooseVPN offers all the basic features that every VPN provider must-have. Server and location variety is not the best, but it is enough for all the basic needs.
They have nice and responsive customer support, easy-to-use apps and lots of supported operating systems. However, we believe that the pricing is a bit too high, especially knowing the fact that VPN provider is based in Europe.